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d_r

(6,907 posts)
Mon Feb 9, 2015, 03:05 PM Feb 2015

Attorneys for gay Mobile couple ask federal court to sanction Mobile County probate judge

Source: Mobile Press-Register

With windows at the marriage license department in Mobile County remaining closed for more than 2½ hours Monday, attorneys for a lesbian couple asked a federal judge to hold Probate Judge Don Davis in contempt.

The lawyers, Christine Hernandez and David Kennedy, at first urged patience as Davis huddled with lawyers to figure out how to respond to conflicting court orders from U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. "Ginny" Granade and Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.

With Davis refusing to make a decision one way or the other, the office remained closed to couples seeking marriage license but eventually opened to people wishing to record deeds and conduct other business.

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The two couples who filed lawsuits in Mobile - Cari Searcy and Kim McKeand, and James Strawser and John Humphrey - were at Mobile Probate Court early Monday. It was Granade's ruling in those two cases last month that paved the way for Alabama to become the 37th state where gay marriage is legal.

Read more: http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/02/attorneys_for_gay_mobile_coupl.html



These are the couples who brought the case in the original ruling.
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Attorneys for gay Mobile couple ask federal court to sanction Mobile County probate judge (Original Post) d_r Feb 2015 OP
Kick. Agschmid Feb 2015 #1
Federal law trumps state law-says so in the Constitution. hobbit709 Feb 2015 #2
Taxpayers in Mobile County should Omaha Steve Feb 2015 #3
Lock up every damn judge that refuses to issue! William769 Feb 2015 #4

hobbit709

(41,694 posts)
2. Federal law trumps state law-says so in the Constitution.
Mon Feb 9, 2015, 03:24 PM
Feb 2015

and Aladamnbama needs to remember that the "states rights" issue was settled 150 years ago.

Omaha Steve

(101,078 posts)
3. Taxpayers in Mobile County should
Mon Feb 9, 2015, 03:34 PM
Feb 2015

Demand to not pay Probate Judge Don Davis for the time the marriage window is closed.

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